Open Houses This Weekend

44 Cohawney Road Scarsdale, NY 10583 $1,675,000

OPEN HOUSE Sunday 12/04/16 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

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Sprawling Colonial perfectly set on almost a half acre of lush, private property on one of Fox Meadow’s prettiest streets. Natural light streams in morning and afternoon through the extra large brand new windows and gives a warm glow. This home features central air, hardwood floors, eclectic tile detailing on stairs, private master suite, new refrigerator, first floor laundry/mudroom, charming enclosed porch with swing, gorgeous level property, and large flagstone patio perfect for outdoor entertaining. Located just a few minutes walk to Hartsdale village, Metro North train, Scarsdale High School, elementary, and library. You can comfortably live in this home as is, or expand to meet your needs. Enjoy everything that Scarsdale has to offer!


5 Thomas Court Scarsdale, NY 10583 $1,395,000

OPEN HOUSE Sunday 12/04/16 2:00 PM-3:30 PM

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Move in ready to this sparkling Colonial. Enter through a two story, sun-lit foyer with inlaid hardwood floors. A magnificent chef’s kitchen with Wolf Turbo fan, huge center island where you can eat or have an informal meal in the breakfast area looking out onto your deck and beautiful private yard. The breakfast room opens up to your chic family room with fireplace. Brand new powder room, fabulous luxury living room and an oversized formal dining room complete the first floor. The yard features a special irrigation system, so while you’re away on vacation, don’t worry about the plants! Master bedroom with attached bath has a heated floor, controlled via a smart phone. Three additional bedrooms and another brand new hall bath round out second floor. Use the in-house Nest system to control heat and A/C while away from home. Beautiful wood deck out back for entertaining and a private yard with a small pool built into the deck complete this beautiful home. Don’t miss out!


This Weekend’s Open Houses

66 Brookby Road Scarsdale, NY 10583  $3,299,000
Public Open House Sunday 11/20 1:00-3:00pm
Comfortable luxury in Heathcote being built offers OPPORTUNITY TO CUSTOMIZE. This handsome stone & shingle new construction offers 7000+ square feet on four spacious floors w/an engaging floor plan marrying the traditional & the transitional w/a classic Colonial living room formal dining room, butler’s pantry & large open concept kitchen/family room for the pure enjoyment of today’s modern living. Separate guest room/home office w/private bath & private patio creates optimal living arrangements. All bedrooms en suite & walk-in closets/fantasy Master suite w/large walk in closets & LUX private bath is the perfect retreat. Exceptional finishes & details include high ceilings, moldings, hardwood floors & stone counter tops. This attractive home offers comfortable perfection & the ultimate convenience of being steps from schools, shops & transportation. Construction excellence is the hallmark for this seasoned Scarsdale builder. *Select Rooms Virtually Imagined~Opportunity to Customize.


105 Old Army Road Scarsdale, NY 10583  $1,750,000
Public Open House Sunday 11/20 1:00-3:00pm
Exquisite Bucks County Colonial with 5 bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths. on .94 of an acre. Architecturally detailed. Living room with fireplace, exquisite moldings and built-ins. Formal dining room, panelled family room addition with fireplace, bar, powder room and pegged floor. The eat-in kitchen has distressed wooden cabinets, eight stove top burners and Sub Zero refrigerator. There is a laundry room, hall bath, office and maid’s room completing this level. There is a master en-suite with sitting/dressing room, master bedroom and updated bath, three additional bedrooms and a hall bath which lead to the back staircase. Freshly painted back exterior. Newly landscaped front with specimen plantings. New shutters. New windows. Gunite pool and terrace overlooking spectacular property. Close to schools, transportation and shops. A perfect home.


Enhancing Your Home To Stay Or To Sell


By: Lynne Clark

This is not about “staging”, it is about making your home environment more enjoyable for YOU now and relieving stress by dealing with projects soon that will most likely have to be dealt with in the future.

Lets start with organizing small jobs. A good philosophy is that you start with a small task that can be accomplished quickly, preferably in the morning when you are fresh. Remember to say over and over to yourself: “Let it go.”

Here are a few suggestions on where to start:

Linen Closet:
Take everything out and put it on the floor, clean the closet thoroughly. Have a plastic bag handy and put sheets, towels, old curtains and drapes in it that you haven’t used for years. Put it aside to take to the recycling center or the nearest animal shelter. Fold by color and size the ones you want to keep. You will be so happy you have done this simple task that you will pass by and open the doors to take a peek at your handy work.

Kitchen Drawers and Cabinets: 
Go through your kitchen drawers and cabinets and get rid of stuff you don’t really need or use. Do you really want 5 can-openers, 50 coasters and 20 different pitchers? I did this with my reluctant husband and we filled 3 grocery bags and took them to a thrift shop.

Oh how it piles up! Doesn’t it just drive you nuts when you can’t find the bill that you know is due or an invitation and you just cant recall the time you should be there? Here are some tricks. Make a separate folder for bills, invitation and bank statements that are right where you open the mail. Put your coupons in an envelope and leave them in the car. If you really want to look at those catalogs, put them in a basket so you can keep them together to carry to the office, bedroom, den, etc. Same with newspapers.

Old Paint Cans:
Get rid of paints you will never use again because your den is now gray instead of purple. If you fill the paints with kitty litter or can-dry and give them a day or so for the paint to be absorbed, you can put them out with your trash. This is only for latex based paints. Oil based paints need to go to a recycling center.

Think about all those photographs on your piano, end tables, counters, refrigerator and hall walls. I recommend donating all those frames and putting your cherished photos in a beautiful album for your coffee table. It gets rid of clutter and saves dusting time too. You will look at the album frequently and so will visitors.

Every house I go in seems to have tons of books collected and adored over many years. It is good to go through them and take your treasures and put them on a shelf or two. Give others away to your local library where you can go visit them. If you neatly line up your remaining books by size on your shelves with all binders in the same location, they look really smart.

Cook Books:
I love cookbooks although many i have not looked at in years as so many wonderful recipes are online now. I have been taking cook books on car trips and while I am not driving, you’ll be glad to know, I go through the old books and tear out the recipes I really care about and file them away and then throw out the books.

If you haven’t worn something in 5 years, give it away. If you don’t really like something because you made a mistake in buying it last year, give it away. If you think you might wear it again when you loose weight, give it away. There are so many families that need clothing. Marie Kondo of The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up says that dealing with clothes is the biggest challenge for families. She says you really need to love the items and to not keep them “just because”. I recommend her motivating book.

To sum up, start now to organize your home for your own enjoyment and peace of mind. You will feel so much better even when the little tasks are done. Remember to just “Let it go.”


250 Fort Hill Road – Own A Piece Of History


A breathtaking setting in the heart of Edgemont. Nestled on 2.06 acres of level private property, this unique Colonial Farmhouse offers quiet, country living within 26 miles of NYC. The home was built in the 1850’s and has been restored, expanded and cared for over the years. Distinctive details include a rocking chair front porch, wide plank hardwood floors, 6 fireplaces, a secret staircase, brick hearth with wood burning stove, original poured glass window panes, mansard roof, above ground lap pool and hand laid stone walls. This house is one of the unique treasures of Edgemont, an important reminder of local history.

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New Listings

11 Continental Road Scarsdale, NY $3,950,000


Colonial of the finest quality and craftsmanship on a beautiful street in a tranquil neighborhood with a fabulous view of Quaker Ridge Golf Course. This home will be built to an uncompromising standard of excellence, above and beyond the usual new construction. The floor plans reveal a very well thought-out layout for everyday living and gracious entertaining.



110 Brewster Road Scarsdale, NY $2,289,000


This sophisticated home includes 4600 square feet of living space, with five bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathroom, nine foot ceilings on all levels, gleaming hardwood floors throughout, custom wainscoting, detailed molding and two fireplaces. Built by well-known local builder, recognized for homes with exceptional architectural details and fine craftsmanship.



105 Old Army Road Scarsdale, NY $1,750,000


Exquisite Bucks County Colonial with 5 bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths. on .94 of an acre. Gunite pool and terrace overlooking spectacular property. Close to schools, transportation and shops.



44 Brite Avenue Scarsdale, NY $1,695,000


Enjoy a visit to this hip, clean-lined, bright, Contemporary home in the heart of Fox Meadow on a beautiful level lot. Phenomenal location, only a short walk to elementary and high school, Scarsdale Public Library and the Scarsdale town and train. Meticulously maintained and in move-in condition.



937 Post Road Scarsdale, NY $895,000


An opportunity to restore a charming 13 room Farmhouse dating back to the 1700 and 1800’s, or you can take the house down and create two lots on the .7 acre parcel, one that requires a preservation easement involving keeping the facade likeness facing east and south and keeping the character of new house in line with the old house as much as possible.



10 City Place Unit #15B White Plains, NY $799,000


This unit features two large bedrooms and is absolutely mint. Enjoy the stunning view and perfect sunshine exposures off the dining/living room with a Juliette balcony. Open kitchen. Spacious bedrooms and bathrooms. Wonderful indoor and outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, outdoor rooftop areas, gym, sauna, hot tub, billiard room, meeting room.




9 Sycamore Road – Style and Elegance



This Center Hall Colonial built in 2005 has the best of both worlds, combining the functionality and state-of-the-art technology of today’s new construction with the sophistication and allure of an established home. The custom eat-in-kitchen opens to a gracious family room with fireplace. Enjoy entertaining in the dramatic sunken living room with fireplace and grand dining room. Just renovated lower level boasts engineered hardwood floors, includes open entertaining space with wet bar, play area, exercise room, music room and full bathroom. Nothing has been spared.

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